4 strategies to deal with picky eaters — even if the picky eater is you

I only eat non-fat Paleo gluten-free turkey! Do you have any carbs-free, zero calorie appetizers? I don’t like anything green or yellow. Ever heard anything like that at family gatherings? Perhaps you were the one who said it. Picky eating has become a fact of…

Sneaky ways dieting mentality comes back during the holidays

I love this time of the year. Late fall can be so beautiful. Streets are dressed up in lights and it’s cozy wearing coats and warm sweaters. I look forward to spending my weekend afternoons home, reading a book with a cup of hot chocolate 🙂 I confess though…

3 ways to talk with friends and family after you’ve given up dieting

I get it, you know: sometimes not dieting puts you out in the cold, alone, and out of all the conversations that usually happen around a table. Comments about food are normal when a group is about to eat. Whenever someone says “Gosh, I really need to hit the…

How to make switching to intuitive eating less scary

As a child I took swimming lessons. While I loved the practice and found swimming with others lots of fun, there was a part of the lessons that I just dreaded: diving. Not only was diving not fun for me, it was utterly terrifying! I remember climbing all the way…

5 mindful daily strategies to keep eating intuitively during the holiday

Most of the guides and articles out there right now are about “surviving” the holidays. I don’t remember thinking about having to “survive” the holidays as a child. The holidays couldn’t come quickly enough and I wished they never ended! But all…

Tomorrow is another day: how to start over the day after a binge

There is hardly a day that seems more filled with hope and expectations than tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow, you can start over. You can try again and be different, tomorrow. It’s wonderful to have hopes and expectations. But then tomorrow arrives and you are likely to…

Top 5 signs you’re turning intuitive eating into another diet

Intuitive eating and eating competence seem pretty straightforward at first: just eat whatever you want and as much as you want. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Yet, if you have dieted for years this new way of eating might be anything but simple for you. The tricky part is…

Everything you need to know about the dieting cycle — and the one step to break it

Dieting has been around for quite some time now — a few decades at least. There was a time when dieting was very prevalent: in 1991 one third of Americans were reporting being on a diet. Luckily this percentage has dropped to 19% as of 2014 — though I think…

From dieter to gourmet: master the art of enjoying your favorite foods in 5 simple steps

There are people who eat in the exactly opposite way of dieters. These people dedicate their lives to exquisite eating experiences. They revel in the taste and enjoyment of foods and make sure their meals include the most wonderful-tasting foods. They eat their favorite foods daily and have just…

Worried about wanting or needing to lose weight? Use this 2-step approach

Your journey to reject dieting mentality is hard. Rather than a journey, it might feel like a roller-coaster: up you go today thinking that dieting is useless, damaging, and you will never do it again… down you go tomorrow wondering if you’ve got it all wrong…